Skiing In Himachal Pradesh For An Icy Adventure

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Places For Skiing In Himachal Pradesh

Activities like skiing in Himachal Pradesh and other winter sports are operational only during the winter, and that is a truly unique experience. With some of the highest ski slopes, the best time for skiing in Himachal Pradesh is between November to February. However, on bright days, the climate is also suitable for Paragliding, Skiing, and Sledge Rides amidst beautiful snow-clad locations.

Here is the list of 9 Skiing In Himachal Pradesh For An Icy Adventure

1. Kufri

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Kufri, the winter sports capital of Shimla, leaves every visitor splendid with its beautiful white cover of snow. It is a skier's paradise. From the first snowfall of the year to the time the snow melts hundreds of skiers flock it. Skiing is Kufri's primary allure. The slopes, the heights, and the snowy carpet it offers are the most adventurous platforms for skiing. The town also hosts a winter sports festival in February. Being a more touristy place, the number of setups here provide both training and facilities for your skiing in Himachal Pradesh.
Cost: Amateur skiing starts at INR 300 per person per hour.
Best Time to Visit: November - March

2. Narkanda

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Narkanda is situated at an altitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road. One of the oldest places for skiing in Himachal Pradesh, it gives a beautiful view of snow ranges. This is an ideal location for the tourists who wish to get peace in the mountains. It displays the snow line, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing in Himachal Pradesh & for winter sports. Waiting to be fully explored, Narkanda is among India's oldest skiing destinations with undulating beauty of nature.  During these days the slopes come alive with skiers.
Cost: Skiing courses/packages start at INR 6720 per person
Best Time to Visit: December - February

3. Manali

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A major tourist spot of North India, Manali is known as an excellent place for skiing in Himachal for its perfect conditions. The undulating slopes of Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass offer a perfect terrain for amateurs to learn their first move while an ideal grounds for professionals. So, if you are an adventure lover, leave yourself in the hands of your professional trainers to feel the thrill of skiing in Himachal Pradesh in the picturesque setting of Manali.
Cost: INR 300 onwards for amateur skiing
Best Time to Visit: October - June

4. Solang Valley

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During winters, as the valley is covered with snow, Salong valley is a popular place for skiing in Himachal, with training institutes and trainers located in the valley to supervise skiers and train beginners. As the snow melts, skiing is taken over by zorbing. Another popular attraction of Solang valley, taking advantage of the slopes of the valley, you are likely to spot a huge transparent ball with mostly two people inside it rolling down the slope during summers. Yes, Zorbing is as much fun as it looks like. One of the most vibrant and enjoyable places in Manali, there is no way one can possibly miss this amazing valley, while here.
Cost: INR 300 onwards for amateur skiing
Best Time to Visit: December - February

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5. Gulaba

Gulaba is a beautiful little village located about 20 kilometres from Manali on the route to Rohtang Pass having an enchanting natural landscape that attracts tourists in large numbers. One can explore the region trekking and setting up a camp to soak in its natural beauty. Most tourists explore Gulaba on their way to the Bhrigu Lake and set camps on the Gulaba Meadows to rest. The beauty of the location is unmatched, and the picturesque scenery makes the stay or the journey a memorable one. The captivating site of Gulaba is featured in some scenes from the famous Bollywood movie - Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani - making it a favourite amongst picnickers and nature lovers. Gulaba is a perfect attraction for those who want to experience tranquillity and escape their hectic lifestyles. Skiing here is enjoyable.

6. Rohtang Pass

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Rohtang pass is an experience of nature in one of its rawest forms possible, amongst mountain peaks covered with snow, breathtaking view and magnificent and sprawling landscapes and views. You can try your hand at skiing and Sledge ride at the Rohtang Pass, where you slide down a slope of snow whilst using the appropriate equipment. Gear for such activities are available for a reasonable rent, so do not miss out on this opportunity.

7. Hanuman Tibba

Hanuman Tibba is a scenic peak 5860masl in North Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Amidst the Pir Panjal Range, further north from Solang Valley, Hanuman Tibba has been a destination for mountain climbers and skiing enthusiasts. Experienced trekkers must cross the Tentu Pass to get to this hidden treasure, reserved for the mighty hearted.

8. Kothi Village, Manali

Kothi is a quaint village located about 15 kilometres away from Manali on the foothills of Rohtang Pass. A perfect camping destination, it draws tourists for adventure and recreational activities from all across the world. The magnificent view of the natural landscape surrounding the Kothi village enchants everyone exploring the location. Most trekkers on their way to Rohtang Pass often camp here. One can get a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountain peaks, River Beas and the glaciers. The breathtaking sight is worth witnessing and capturing in photographs.

9. Dhundi

Dhundi is another small, quaint location for skiing and other recreational activities near Friendship Peak. It is slowly gaining prominence as a trekking and camping location and is the last village with a proper road in Solang Valley. 

Get your snow boots on and your boards for a snowy adventure while skiing in Himachal Pradesh.

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